Located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the Graduate Minneapolis is a professional hotel where intellectual curiosity meets a favorite place to stay. This sought-after venue has been part of the wedding industry since 2013. The industrial venue specializes in unique weddings, making them memorable for each couple and all guests.
Facilities and Capacity
The venue’s lush lake house landscape is complemented by dottings of forest green, woodland toile, and details of plum paisley and Corvette red to bring guests’ home. The lobby is usually a lounge-central for students to compete in serious air hockey tournaments or eat from the roving food carts serving local flavor. Whether guests are mingling amid the cozy communal tables or by the dramatic fireplace, the venue and its woodsy backdrop offer a unique atmosphere perfect for a joyous occasion. From the Graduate’s grand Meridian Ballroom to the intimate and elegant Pinnacle Ballroom, the hotel has the perfect spaces for couples to host their wedding. The Meridian Ballroom, their most spacious event location, is ideal for bigger celebrations, accommodating up to 350 guests. The grand and elegant room is located in the east wing of the mezzanine level, offering a large pre-function area to greet guests, along with access to a private outdoor terrace. Ideal for smaller gatherings, the Pinnacle Ballroom, located in the west wing of the mezzanine level and also offering pre-function space, can host up to 150 guests and can continue the fun outside on the outdoor terrace. The hotel also boasts the Pathways Room, ideal for meeting or pre-function gatherings, the Focus Room, several breakout rooms, and the Primp Room, featuring an elegant lounge area complete with a luxe sitting space and grand mirrors to get ready in.
Whether couples are celebrating their special day as an intimate ceremony or an over-the-top bash, the Graduate Minneapolis is guaranteed to make the occasion unforgettable. From setup and cleanup to event planning, the Graduate offers numerous services so couples can enjoy their special day. Couples also receive in-house catering, lighting and sound, and event rentals, including decorations, furniture, linens, and china. Other accommodations provided include:
The Graduate’s creative culinary team will work with couples to concept custom menus and recipes that perfectly reflect each soon-to-be-wed couple. They offer full-service banquets and their signature food carts, providing a delicious touch. From Middle Eastern to Caribbean cuisine, the team offers a wide range of regional food in different presentations, including buffets, stations, family-style, hors d'oeuvres, and plated meals. The venue can also accommodate dietary needs with vegetarian/vegan options and lactose, nut, and gluten-free meals. Their other catering abilities include:
Nestled in the heart of the University of Minnesota campus between Coffman Memorial Union and a stone's throw from the Gopher’s stadium, Graduate Minneapolis is just a short walk from local businesses, the Mississippi River, and beautiful parks. The gorgeous venue is only two miles from the magic of downtown Minneapolis and 12 miles from the Minneapolis−Saint Paul International Airport, making all occasions easily accessible and close to plenty of entertainment and activity options.
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Lindsey · Married on 09/29/2018
We were so incredibly happy with our wedding turned out at the Graduate Minneapolis! The food was absolutely amazing. They really catered to the options we were wanting. The whole experience from start to finish was just fun at this venue! From our food/wine tasting, to the constant communication with any updates and reminders, to the decor, ceremony, reception, and an awesome bridal suite! Everything was just a flawless process with this beautiful Minnesotan hotel! I would have our wedding there again in a heartbeat!!! Thank you Graduate Minneapolis!Sent on 10/13/2018
Graduate Minneapolis's reply:Thank you for this incredible feedback Lindsey! We truly enjoyed helping you and Patrick plan a fun and memorable wedding day. Wishing you both all the best!
Joe Wax · Married on 09/07/2019
Everything about the graduate was absolutely wonderful. Very professional, very helpful. Every interaction with them made our prior planning and day of celebration easier. Great experience and great value. Would definitely recommend using them for you wedding venue!Sent on 09/10/2019
Monica · Married on 08/03/2019
We were so happy with The Graduate Hotel for our engagement party! Everyone there listened to us, were quick to reply and very accommodating/helpful. Especially Michael, he was really great! The location of the ballroom was nice as well, many of our guests had the option to be inside or outside on their patio which worked out well for a Minnesota summer!Sent on 06/22/2018
Graduate Minneapolis's reply:Thanks for the great review Monica! It was a pleasure helping you and Div celebrate your engagement and wishing you both all the best with your wedding next year.
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